Multi-Tiered System of Support
What is MTSS?
Wyoming City Schools employs a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model for optimizing student achievement. MTSS is a comprehensive school-wide model for supporting students with aligned curriculum, ongoing professional development for educators, parental support and community engagement, while also identifying students that are in need of intervention and/or enrichment through the use of universal screeners, decision guidelines, and teacher reports.
Through MTSS, we provide a strong core curriculum, monitor student progress, and provide intervention, including reinforcement and enrichment to students at all tiers.
In this framework, the intensity and nature of intervention changes depending on how a student responds (i.e., no longer needs intervention, continues to need some intervention, or needs more intensive intervention). As students fluidly progress through the tiers intensity, duration, frequency, and expertise increase with need and decrease with skill attainment, while the ratio of instructor to students decreases or increases to accommodate student needs.
The MTSS model addresses academic, behavioral, mental health, and environmental needs of the student population at a universal tier, a supplementary tier, an intensive tier, and a replacement tier.
Students may engage in more than one MTSS tier of support based on an identified need or needs in one or more of the areas (academic subject, behavior, mental health, and environment). Prioritization of student needs occurs to ensure maximum growth. MTSS intentionally and explicitly designs and implements individual and small group support in order to best meet the needs of all students.
Key Terms in MTSS:
Core Curriculum is provided to every student and is aligned with Ohio's Academic Content Standards.
Universal Screening includes the assessments given to all students in a grade level to monitor student growth and respond to student needs. Wyoming uses MAP in grades K-8 as a universal screener.
Research Based Interventions supplement the core grade level instruction and target student needs using validated strategies.